Ideas and views from across the left
Stewart Lansley, 25 Feb 2015
Stewart Lansley writes on the ongoing transference of wealth and power away from the poorest to elites and speaks of the need for fundamental change to reverse the rising tide of poverty.
John Hendy QC, Professor Keith Ewing, 24 Feb 2015
This video from the Institute of Employment Rights outlines the importance of collective bargaining and argues for an expansion of bargaining coverage.
Ann Pettifor, 24 Feb 2015
It’s the government’s responsibility to manage the economy in the interests of society at large not just the 1%.
Alex Hilton, 18 Feb 2015
House prices are expensive for only one reason. Because there is great demand and little supply.
Denis Doody, 17 Feb 2015
Denis Doody, Regional Secretary of UCATT Northern Region, introduces some of the ways in which a new programme of house building could tackle the social challenges within our communities ahead of the launch of Class' housing election guide in Newcastle.
Angela O’Hagan, 16 Feb 2015
Speaking at the launch event for our work, pay and unions 2015 Election guide in Glasgow, Angela O’Hagan argued that at stake are fundamental challenges to basic human need and wellbeing.
11 Feb 2015
Samantha Ritchie, Chair of Unite Scotland Young Members, explains how deteriorating labour and housing regulations are impacting young people.
Dave Moxham, 9 Feb 2015
It makes good economic sense to strengthen collective bargaining and trade union rights at a time when labour market deregulation and the precariousness of work are keeping wages and living standards down.
Caroline Molloy, 30 Jan 2015
The A&E crisis is a symptom of government cuts and increased privatisation. The NHS must not be used to clean up the messes left by private healthcare companies.
Mark Serwotka, 28 Jan 2015
Mark Serwotka explains the motives driving the Cabinet Office's attempts to weaken the PCS.
Christine Blower, 27 Jan 2015
Christine Blower gives her response to the Education Select Committee inquiry into academies and free schools.
Brian Strutton, 12 Jan 2015
Unions need to have a strategy in place if the Conservatives' strike proposals come into force.
Tom Riddington, 12 Jan 2015
It's true that the NHS needs radical reform to address its problems. But at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, an experiment in privatisation created a poorly led, unsafe organisation.
Alex Hilton, 9 Jan 2015
Rent control would cut taxpayer subsidies and improve living standards. It's time for the government to take it seriously.
Dr Abigail Gilmore, 7 Jan 2015
In light of the Labour Party's announcement that it will keep arts cuts, Abi Gilmore recaps her paper for Class on arts and culture, in which she argues that arts should exist as an everyday part of communities, essential for improving quality of life.
Lisa Nandy MP, 15 Dec 2014
Charities are facing increased demands while their employees take pay cuts. This is a failure of the big society and it has been catastrophic for frontline staff.
Luke Price, 10 Dec 2014
Luke Price from Community Links responds to the parliamentary inquiry into food bank use.
Rachel Yates, 4 Dec 2014
We asked Class Conference delegates what they thought Britain needs - and here are their answers. Tell us what you think by commenting on the blog.
Adam van Lohuizen, 4 Dec 2014
The reform of Stamp Duty has been celebrated as a move to bring ordinary families closer to home ownership. But is that the reality?
Owen Jones, Professor Doreen Massey, Lisa Nandy MP, Mark Serwotka, 4 Dec 2014
Listen to podcasts the three main plenary sessions from our 2014 Conference What Britain Needs, featuring Owen Jones, Josie Long, Will Hutton, Lisa Nandy MP, Mark Serwotka and Professor Doreen Massey among others.